Category Archives: Announcements

Announcement: Wikimedia Foundation Adopts Open Access Policy to Support Free Knowledge

By The Editors | March 26, 2015

From the announcement: The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to making knowledge of all forms freely available to the world. Beginning today, our new Open Access Policy will ensure that all research work produced with support from the Wikimedia Foundation will be openly available to the public and reusable on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites. We […]

Announcement: Omeka 2.3 Release

By The Editors | March 24, 2015

From the blog: Omeka 2.3, out today, includes improvements throughout the system, as well as a number of bug fixes. This release includes improved accessibility, with better labels, skip navigation links, and the addition of ARIA roles and landmarks . We have also added the ability to use PHP’s GD extension for creating file derivatives […]

Resource: Neatline 2.4.0

By Wayne Graham | March 12, 2015

We’re happy to announce a new version of Neatline which adds a couple new features along with resolving a few small issues. The two main features in this release  were implemented based on community feedback. First, it’s now possible to set the opacity of a WMS layer when its selected using the “selected” opacity setting. Previously […]

Announcement: 2015 Kilgour Award Goes to Ed Summers

By the Editors | March 12, 2015

The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces Ed Summers as the 2015 winner of the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The award, which is jointly sponsored by OCLC, is given for research relevant to the development of information technologies, especially work […]

Announcement: UC Press and CDL Receive Mellon Grant to Develop OA Monograph Publication System

By the Editors | March 12, 2015

The University of California Press and the California Digital Library have been given a $750,000 grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “to develop a web-based, open source content and workflow management system to support the publication of open access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences.” Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: The […]

Announcement: A New Look for PressForward 3.5

By the Editors | March 12, 2015

We are excited to announce the release of PressForward 3.5, the latest version of our free WordPress plugin for collecting, discussing, and sharing online scholarship. This latest release includes significant updates and changes to the user interface, new features and enhancements, and a few bug fixes–all designed to make best practices for sharing online content easier […]

Announcement: DH Awards 2014 Results

By the Editors | March 3, 2015

From the announcement: The winners of the DH Awards 2014 are as follows. Once ‘accidental’ (and not so accidental) duplicates were removed there were 2117 ballots cast by members of the public over two weeks voting for one or more of the categories. Source: DH Awards 2014 Results | Digital Humanities Awards

Announcement: THATCamp Council Election

By The Editors | February 24, 2015

From the post: It’s been a fast year, and the first incarnation of THATCamp Council is coming to the close of its term. That means we’re looking for new members of the THATCamp Council! What is the THATCamp Council? The Council is seven experienced THATCamp organizers who provide guidance and direction to THATCamp in general. […]

Announcement: Digital Classicist New England, Spring 2015

By The Editors | February 19, 2015

We are pleased to announce the schedule for Digital Classicist New England. This initiative, inspired by and connected to London’s Digital Classicist Work in Progress Seminar, is organized in association with the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University. It will run during the spring term of the academic year 2014/15. Seminars will run from February through April 2015 […]

Announcement: CLIR Hidden Collections and DPLA

By The Editors | February 19, 2015

Recently, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced a national competition to digitize and provide access to collections of rare or unique content in cultural heritage institutions, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This new iteration of the popular Hidden Collections program will enhance the emerging global digital research environment in […]